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Microsoft’s Acquisition of Aorato

Microsoft does it again, but this time they could have something pretty cool.

We’ve seen recent advancements in the way Microsoft syncs on-premises AD to Azure AD, but with today’s acquisition, the company is steaming ahead to better secure the identities contained in Active Directory.

Aorota’s technology uses Machine Learning to detect and identify suspicious activity in the corporate network. It records a baseline of “normal” activity and then reports anomalies in an attack timeline. It doesn’t eliminate the threat, but reports on it so that IT can take appropriate actions.

Take a look through this 30 second explanation…

Aorota is clearly an on-premises technology meant for Enterprises, but I’m sure Microsoft already has designs on how to fit it into Azure Active Directory.